Seething Rangers lifers demand intervention as Celtic mischief maker blows up the Hotline

We're three days out from Scotland’s biggest game in a generation and for some the Euro excitement levels are reaching fever pitch.

But for the others on the Hotline, it’s the humdrum of domestic squabbles which are still occupying thoughts despite the clock ticking down towards Friday night’s date with destiny in Deutchsland. The Negative Normans can wait, though, as first up was Gavin MacLeod, who said: “I’m buzzing for the Euros opener with Germany. I really fancy Scotland to get a result in Munich and I think we might just surprise a few folk. Yes results haven’t been great this year but when it mattered during the qualifying campaign, Steve Clarke’s side found a way to get the job done. Hopefully they’ll do the same against the hosts.”

Robert McEwan, Mount Vernon, was feeling optimistic too, saying: “I can't wait for the Euros to start. I think Scotland is going to do really well. In fact, I think we will top the section march into the knock-out stages. I just hope all of Scotland gets right behind Steve Clarke and the boys.”

Alan Lough, Dunbar, is feeling confident … about England flopping: “Despite the usual saturation of hype from the media down south, England have got no chance of winning the European Championships. They are overhyped and overrated and this tournament has got France as winners written all over it.”

The big kick-off is approaching - but it’s been kicking off between Celtic and Rangers supporters all summer.

Donald Dundad, Uddingston, called to take a pop at one of yesterday’s callers, saying: “Gordon Ashley really needs a check up. Trying to regale Celtic’s exploits in Europe is laughable. They drop out of so many competitions each season, I heard they were contacting the RAF to borrow parachutes this year.”

Alan Flett added: “Just one or two last home truths for Mr Ashley. When Rangers reached the Mickey Mouse Cup final two years ago, we beat Dortmund and Leipzig along the way. That same Leipzig side then gubbed Celtic home and away just a few months later. Dortmund have just played the Champions League Final. At least Celtic do hold a European record, as the only club to be knocked out of all three competitions in the same season.”

But Celtic fan Bud Hay, Dumfries, said: “OK Rangers got to the final of the Europa League but they won't get to another. Celtic have been there, done it and worn the T-shirt, so dream on.”

Jim McClean, Rothesay, rang in after hearing Rangers have signed AC Milan kid Clinton Nsiala: “Here we go again, another wonderkid moving to Ibrox for nothing. Surely if he was any good, AC Milan would not be getting rid of him? I do laugh at all the excitement of another unknown player signing for Rangers when no-one has ever heard of him.”

Finally, Neil Renton, Leith, said: “If Taylor Swift achieved anything at the weekend it surely is the end of Hampden as a national stadium. Murrayfield easily hosted 220,000 people over the three days of sell-out gigs. Instead of putting money into the Glasgow hovel that’s not fit for purpose, it’s about time the blazers in Scotland realised that big football games and events should be in the capital.”